Xherdan Shaqiri expected to join Liverpool this weekend.

According to reports from The Times, Merseyside giants Liverpool could confirm the acquisition of World Cup star Xherdan Shaqiri by the weekend.

Talks over a £12m transfer deal are progressing, as per reports, with Harry Wilson expected to go the opposite way.

The Switzerland international winger has been expected to leave Stoke City following their ‘drop’ to the English Championship.

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp wants to bring the attacking midfielder to Anfield Stadium and feels he can also play a part in the Reds team next term.

Liverpool ready to pay
The Champions league beaten finalist have moved swiftly to activate the playmaker’s relegation buyout clause, with the German tactician looking to add more depth to his attacking options.

The Potters have been keen to bring in a footballer in return as part of the transfer deal, but Swansea and Aston Villa are also keen on Welshman Wilson.

There had been reports that English footballer Sheyi Ojo could be the player to move to Stoke on loan, while Welshman Ben Woodburn is also being strongly linked with temporary transfers away.

The 26-year-old recently expressed his intention to remain in the English Premier League and missed only two of Stoke City’s league games in their relegation campaign.

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